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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tableware ~ How Many Spoons Does One Need?

Utensils.  That is what has been on my mind lately.  I'm wondering just how many spoons is enough?  Or forks, knives and soup spoons?  You see, there are only two of us in this house who use flatware.  Moses and Jacob (our furpets) only want to see a spoon if it means dinner is being prepared...for them!

And, our kids and grandkids all live 3 hours or several states away, so they are not likely to drop in for dinner anytime soon.  So, is service for eight enough?  Apparently not if you check our dishwasher.  We are forever running out of everything!  Even when we run the dishwasher three to four times a week.  Right...just the two of us.'d think the neighbors were dropping off their plates and such on their way to work so we could clean them before they come home!

After pondering this situation for days, HB (HoneyBunny) and I drove to the PX on Ft. Huachuca (that's "Waachooka" as in sneeze) and purchased another eight piece setting of the Oneida we already have.  Now, we have service for 16.  Enough?  HB isn't too sure.  He was reaching for another box when I had to bring him up short!  No, no, no, said I.  Sixteen is a large number of place settings for two ol' folks.  Let's just stop there.  He stood back, thought about it, and we agreed we had enough...for now.

But the questions still niggles at the back of my mind.  How many spoons is enough?  How many do you have?  Do you run out of one thing or another and have to hand wash them at the last minute?

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  1. OH- I am ashamed to tell you that I have two sets of service for-one for 16 and one for 12! Of course, we do have the kids in and out of here all the time so they all get used...we use a lot even when there AREN'T kids here. xo Diana

    1. Diana - Yes, that's just it, so do we. Cavemen were probably lucky to have two sticks to rub together and here we are, swimming in spoons! LOL!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

  2. I found that once we became empty nesters, we entertain much more frequently, so we still need lots of flatware. Fun post. Thanks for inviting us. Cherry Kay

    1. Cherry Kay - Glad you enjoyed it! I am so happy you visited! Have a great day!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

  3. Pat, you knox I am late on everything. I loved this post. My goodness, we are always filling the dishwasher. We do a load every day. I am not going to make public how many place settings I have. Lets just say, I could serve our end of the island without having to rewash/recycle.
    Great post.


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